Average Salary for Catholic University of America Alumni

Positioned in the top 9 percent of universities by ROI, Catholic University of America — a private research school in Washington, District of Columbia, with around 4,000 undergraduate students — gives families an outstanding long-term payout. This private university offers a world of opportunities for the urban adventurer. Situated in the heart of Washington, students have easy access to a wealth of restaurants, entertainment, and cultural experiences. This report is based on the answers of CUA graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

114
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

59
out of 476
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

71
out of 267

Typical Early Career Salary

$45,200
Catholic University of America Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Design Architect
8 salaries
$74,497  
   
Architectural Designer
6 salaries
$41,100  
Social Worker
4 salaries
$55,000  
Attorney / Lawyer
4 salaries
$82,000  
Project Engineer
4 salaries
$61,000  
Associate Attorney
3 salaries
$80,000  
Librarian
3 salaries
$58,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Feb 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
United States (change)

About This School

620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064

admissions.cua.edu/

3,713

Private School, Research University, Religious

69 %

10 %

11 %


Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)

Industry

CUA alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the education industry, the health care industry, and IT services. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the architectural services industry. Typical pay for those who graduated from CUA amounts to $67K.

Jobs

Among CUA alumni, those working as Design Architects report the highest median pay of $73K, followed by Attorneys (about $64K), and Project Engineers (approximately $63K). Architectural Designers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $41K.

Locations

Washington, DC is a hot spot for CUA alum. The top-paying city popular with CUA alumni is Baltimore, which offers median salaries of around $98K. New York is a popular spot for former CUA students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $64K. In addition, grads flock to Rockville as well as Arlington.

Degree Major

CUA students with a Master's Degree, Theology can expect to make the most money ($165K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Science (MS), Business Management ($36K annually).

Skills

Project Management is a popular skill among CUA alumni, with approximately one-fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 14 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($77K). Competency in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and Design also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Just half of the alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to the greater part of former students, and dental insurance is issued to most respondents as well. The greater part of alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Other benefits awarded to Catholic University of America alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Northeastern University grads is around $69K, making their salaries most similar to those of CUA grads. Other schools similar to CUA include Howard University, Lehigh University, and Teachers College at Columbia University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1010 1220
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Catholic University of America

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %
Salary
$39,582 - $91,088
Salary
$42,349 - $106,888
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
$34,724 - $100,343
$34,946 - $113,003
$81,389 - $102,036
$69,919 - $125,000

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